Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:58:06 AM PST   Updated On: Mar 12 2015 11:00:00 PM PDT

Pope Francis marks his second anniversary Friday, and he continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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In June, Pope Francis made headlines when he excommunicated members of the Mafia and then halted his motorcade on the way back home to the Vatican to bless a severely disabled young woman.

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